BIRKENSTOCK has teamed up with Californian brand STAUD for a summer collection so successful that each piece is a future wardrobe staple. The limited-edition capsule, which is available now, includes sandals, handbags and ready-to-wear pieces that perfectly combine STAUD’s elevated classic aesthetic with nearly 250 years of BIRKENSTOCK history in as one of the best sandal brands on the market.
The collection (opens in a new tab) was designed with accessibility in mind and includes two styles of sandals, 12 ready-to-wear pieces and two handbags, all of which retail for less than $500. Case in point: The iconic Arizona and Gizeh Big Buckle sandals, which retail for $190 each, have been revamped in croc-embossed Italian leather and outfitted with polished silver and gold hardware. The perfect walking sandal has met its highly fashionable match in STAUD, which takes iconic silhouettes and updates them with the brand’s signature timelessness.
Longtime STAUD and BIRKENSTOCK fans will want to add more than shoes to their wardrobe this summer. The bag offerings follow the same rhythm as the rest of STAUD’s collection: they both have a bit of a retro edge to them when it comes to their shapes, but feel thoroughly modern at the same time thanks to the colorful beads and embossed leather. honey brown crocodile.
The clothing offerings, the brightest of the entire collection, play with shapes and textures. The Hyacinth dress, for example, is completely covered in lace and looks more like something that might be worn in the third season of Bridgerton. But, when paired with chunky sandals or a shiny bag, it feels instantly refreshed. Conversely, the two-tone Dana dress, which combines warm shades of poppy pink and saturated orange, feels effortlessly cool for day or night this summer.
Keep reading to shop some of at Marie Claire favorite picks from the collection, plus a few other on-trend Birkenstock styles that deserve a spot on your shoe rack this summer. Or shop the entire collection at Nordstrom (opens in a new tab)Birkenstock or STAUD sites (opens in a new tab) now.